The ability to file documents online is one of the many ways technology has made the practice of law easier. Faced with a looming deadline, attorneys no longer need to rush to the Courthouse before closing time. Nowadays, they pdf their pleading and can upload it at 11:59 from home.
Starting on July 1, 2013, the Tennessee Secretary of State will allow parties to make Tennessee Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings online. Information about this program can be found in this release.
To prepare Tennessee UCC filers for this process, the Secretary of State has posted a number of links to a number of training videos, which cover topics such as:
- Filing a Tennessee UCC1 Financing Statement
- Filing a Tennessee UCC3 Amendment – Termination
- Filing a Tennessee UCC3 Amendment – Continuation
- Filing a Tennessee UCC3 Amendment – Party Update
- Filing a Tennessee UCC3 Amendment – Assignment
- Filing a Tennessee UCC3 Amendment – Collateral and Max Indebtedness Change
- Filing a Tennessee UCC5 Information Statement
- Filing a Tennessee UCC11 Information Request
- Searching the Tennessee UCC Database
The electronic filing system also coincides with the implementation of the 2010 Amendments to UCC Article 9, which also become effective on July 1, 2013. I’ll discuss those in a later post.
For now, I’ll say that I’m really excited about the prospect of filing and searching UCC records online. This is a great development for Tennessee lawyers.